Scientific Name
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides  
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides斑胡椒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lacepède, 1801 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 斑胡椒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑胡椒鯛 
Max Length 72 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 小丑石鱸、燕子花旦、打鐵婆、花臉、厚唇石鱸、番圭誌(澎湖)、厚唇(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Gaterin chaetodonoides, Plectorhinchus chaetodontoides, Plectorhinchus chaetodontonoides, Plectorhincus chaetodonoides, Plectorhynchus chaetodonoides, Plectorhynchus chaetodontoides, Plectorhynchus chaetonoides, Plectorynchus chaetodonoides   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1801 Randall, J. E. etc. 1971 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060076. ASIZP0070796. ASIZP0071637. ASIZP0804953. ASIZP0914953. NMMBP06478. NMMSTP00471. NTMP0623.  
Common Name Sweetlips; Brownkelly; Harlequin sweetlips; Harlequin sweetlip; Grunt; Many-spotted sweetlips; Harlequin's sweetlips 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XII, 18; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays17. Body depth 2.2 to 2.5 times in standard length. Juveniles brown with large white blotches. Becomes more spotted with age, reversing from white to black spotted in the process. Deeper bodies compared to most others in the genus.
habitats Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults are solitary, near and under ledges or caves by day. Juveniles are found among corals. Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes at night. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Sumatra to Fiji and New Caledonia, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals; Palau in Micronesia. Indian Ocean: Maldives and Cocos Islands. Taiwan: South, Penghu, Lyudao, North, East.  
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.